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The order of the matrix emphasizes differences among the gospels and refers to identical verses merely by the notation of chapter and verse. Where you see a chapter and verse cited without the saying, etc., assume that it is identical to the verse in the left hand column which is mostly Matthew's Gospel.
The Matrix shows how Matthew embellished, as it were, Mark's gospel and Luke followed Matthew and Mark, noting differences in chronology and also correcting Matthew. In Matthew the man with the withered arm, for instance, Luke shows is a man whose right arm is withered. So Luke elaborates where he thought appropriate. I have high-lighted texts which Matthew should have been following in Mark but did not pick up from Mark; likewise do we see details in Luke which he omits though presumably following Matthew and Mark.
In the matrix we also see how Luke remembers two beatitude scenes as to Matthew's remembrance of the Sermon on the Mount (but we see also in Matthew a reminder by Jesus how he had fed the 5,000 and then the 4,000 with fishes and loaves).
"If they call the Master beezelbub,
how much more shall they call
them of the house?"
Fear him which is able to
soul and body in hell
Hairs of your head are numbered
Parable all secrets shall be revealed;
leading to parable of 5 sparrows
Whosoever shall confess me
I will confess them before my Father..
Curses against Chorezia, Bethsaida,
I am come to send sword, not peace
A man's foes shall be his own
He that loveth father or mother more
than me is not worthy of me
He that taketh not up his cross and
followeth me is not worthy of me
Whosoever shall give a drink to one
of these little ones shall in no wise
lose his reward
Take the lowest seat in the house
Parable of a man bidding guests to
a wedding feast
What king who is going to make war
against another king sitteth not
down first and consulteth whether
he be able with 10 thousand to
meet him with twenty thousand?
Salt is good; but if the salt hath lost
its savor, wherewith shall it be
John sent two disciples from prison
to Jesus: art thou he that
Jesus answers: Have ye not seen
my miracles: the blind receive
their sight, etc.?
What went ye out in the wilderness
to see? A reed shaken in the wind?
..a man clothed in soft raiment?
Behold, they that wear soft clothing
are in king's houses.
For this is he of whom it is written,
"Behold, I send my messenger.."
Among them that are born of women
there hath not risen a greater than
John the Baptist; notwithstanding
he that is the least in the Kingdom
is greater than he.
For all the prophets & the law
prophesied until John
For verily I say unto you, till heaven
& earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall
in no wise pass from the law, till all
This is Elias..
Son of Man came eating and drinking
No man knoweth the Father but the
Take of my yoke for my yoke is easy
Jesus and the apostles went through a
cornfield on the Sabbath
Pharisees said it is not lawful..
Story of David being justified in
taking the shewbread from the
Son of is Lord even of the
Went into their synagogue; saw man
with a withered hand
the Pharisees asked for a sign
and he gave the sign of Jonah
Behold thy mother & brethren wait
outside [the synagogue] for thee
Whoever shall do the will of my
Father is my brother & mother, etc.
That same day Jesus went out of the
house and sat by the sea
Multitude gathered and he went to
a ship to avoid them
Gave Parable of the Sower;
meets Mary Magdalene
and heals her of 7 devils
12 apostles were with him along
with Joanna, the wife of Chuza,
Herod's steward, Susanna, etc.
Fulfills prophesy [Psalm 78.2]:
I will open my mouth in parables
Sower went forth to sow
Why speakest thou in parables?
Answer: Because it is given unto
you to know the mysteries, etc.
Fulfills prophesy of Isaiah: By
hearing ye shall hear:
Many prophets have desired to see
the things ye have seen
Parable of the Sower continued
Parable of man who sowed good
seed but devil came to sow bad seed
Parable of Mustard Seed
Blind lead the blind
mote in your eye
tree known by its fruit
House on a rock
Parable of leaven
Then entered Capernaum [after
teaching the parables]
Sent multitude away and went in a
house & spoke more parables
Parable of the Tares-declared hidden
meaning to the disciples only
Parable of treasure in a field
Parable of Merchant seeking good
Parable of Net tossed into the sea
Every scribe instructed in the
Kingdom of heaven is like an
householder which brigeth forth
of his treasure things new & old
Parable of rich man who had no
room to store his abundance
Came into his own country & taught
in the synagogue; astonished
Is this not the carpenter's son, his
brethren, James, Joses, Simon
and they were offended in him
a prophet is not without honor save
in his own country
Did not many works in Nazareth
because of their unbelief
At that time Herod the Tetrarch
heard of Jesus
Said, This is John the Baptist risen
Others said it is Elias; others said
a prophet had risen up
Herod desired to see Jesus
John put in prison because he
chastized herod for marrying his
Story how Herod killed John
Multitude considered John a prophet
which is why Herod feared putting
him to death
Herod lusts for Herodias' daughter;
in return for her favor he offers to
serve the Baptist's head to her
on a charger
Disciples of John buried him & they
went to Jesus
6.30 ibid.; there were many coming and going
6.3..and they were
offended in him
6.5 ibid. -but did heal a few sick folk; then called forth the 12 apostles
6.22; offeres even half
12.4 Be not afraid of them that kill the body...fear him..which hath power to
cast ye into hell.
12.7 ..hairs of your head numbered
12.6 Are not sparrows sold for 2 farthings?
12.8 Whosoever shall convess me will the Son of Man also confess before the Angels of God..
10.16 He that heareth you heareth me, he that despiseth you despiseth me; and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me.
14.26 If any man come to me and not hate his father, mother, wife & children & brethren & sisters; and & his own life also cannot be my disciple
14.27 and whosoever doth not bear his cross and come after me cannot be my disciple
that same hour
7.21 I healed & preached the gospel, etc.
7.25 Behold, they which are gorgeously apparelled & live delicately are in King's courts
16.16 The law & the prophets were until John; since that time the Kingdom of God is preached...
16.17 It is easier for heaven & earth to pass away than one tittle of the
law to fail.
16.18 Parable of the rich
man & Lazarus laid before
10.13 curses @ line 499
6.6 Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath
6.6 Then he entered the synagogue & taught
8.20 and it was told him his mother and his brethren would not come in for the press of the crowd
8.21 My mother & brethren are those who fear the Word of the Lord and do it
8.22 Now it came to pass a certain day that he went into a ship with his disciples and said, Let us go to the other side of the lake
8.4 When much people
gathered gave the parable of sower who went forth to sow
10.24 Many prophets & Kings have desired to see those things which ye see and have not seen (then the lawyer stood up)
11.18-19 What is Kingdom of God like? Parable of Mustard Seed
13.6 Parable of Fig tree: if it bears no fruit it is cut down
9.7 Now Herod the Tetrarch heard all that was done by him; and he was perplexed, because that it was said of some, that John was risen from the dead;
9.8 And some, that Elias had appeared and of others that oneof the old prophets was risen again.
9.9 And Herod said, John have I beheaded: but who is this, of whom I hear such things? And he desired to see him [see 731 below]
3.26 John's disciples concerned that Jesus was baptizing
4.0 Jesus baptized more than John
5.8 Went to Jerusalem for Passover; healed man by pool of Bethesda, saying, Rise, take up thy bed & walk
5.10 The Jews threfore said unto him that was cured, it is the Sabbath day; it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed.
5.11 he answered them, He that made me whole, the same said unto me, Take up thy bed and walk.
5.14 Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.
5.15 Then the man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus which had made him whole.
5.16 And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the Sabbath day.
5.17 But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.
5.18 Therefore the Jews sought more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making Himself equal with God.
5.19 Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.
5.20 For the Father loveth the Son & sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel.
5.21 For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom He will.
5.22 For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:
5.23 That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoreth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent Him.
5.24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, & shall not come into condemnation but is passed from death unto life.
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